Board of Directors:
Joe MacMillan - President
Scott Smith - VP
Marilyn Mead - Secretary
Mike Chappell - VP Projects
RoxAnn Isbrecht - Treasurer
Brad Geesaman - Trustee
Seth Griffin - Trustee
Darcel Hildebrand - Trustee
Kurt Kuehnle - Trustee
Lisa Kuehnle - Trustee
Matt Nilson- Trustee
Ginny Rice - Trustee
Doug Williams - Trustee
About the logo:
Created by noted local artist and Hartford
Class of '53 Alumni member Jim Keech,
the image embodies the Foundation's synergy bringing together the helping hands of the community to support our diverse student body.
Jim's artwork is still published weekly in the
Tri -City Record following his retirement in 2011.
The Hartford Public Schools Foundation for Quality Education was created in the vision of Past School Board President Gerald Lutz to complement and enhance the educational opportunities for students attending Hartford Public Schools. By attracting private donations, the Foundation can provide support for the development of enrichment programs and services not normally financed with ever-shrinking school funding. These "educational extras" in the form of annual Scholarships & Grants to Teachers and Students alike, make the critical difference between just a good school system and an excellent one!
Incorporated in 1998 as a 501(c)-3 nonprofit, autonomous, tax-exempt organization, the Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees; all private citizens who serve without compensation. The local trustees are firmly committed to generating and distributing significant financial resources to the school district in an equitable manner. Investments are handled via a fiduciary tie with the Berrien Community Foundation, whose exceptional skill at conservative fund growth supports several SW Michigan foundations.
Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.